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Office

Wessex Archaeology
Portway House
Old Sarum Park
Salisbury
SP4 6EB

Expertise

Geoarchaeology & Environmental

I am an archaeobotanist specialising in the study of plant macroremains, such as seeds and fruits, from archaeological sites. The purpose of my work is to investigate human interactions with the natural environment and reconstruct past diets and plant uses.  As a researcher, I am most interested in the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods and the beginnings of cereal agriculture.

I get highly motivated when I get to look at cess material, with all its social history potential, from any chronology. Although most of my time is spent at the office looking at charred plant remains and writing reports and publications about their significance, I also give site-specific sampling advice and prepare radiocarbon dating submissions.